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Philippines casino resort Cebo Manila

First Philippines Casino Outside Manila Approved, Developer Close Friend to President Duterte

Construction can begin on the only Philippines casino resort to date outside the capital of Manila. On Thursday, PAGCOR, the country's gaming regulator, bestowed its blessing for the Cebu City resort, paving the way for the building project to start. Udenna Development Corporation... Staff Writer May 5, 2017
Former Alanis Morissette manager Jonathan Schwartz imprisoned

Alanis Morissette’s Manager Gets Six Years for Stealing Millions, Blames Gambling Addiction

Alanis Morissette may be reflecting that it’s a little ironic that her business manager, Jonathan Schwartz, a man who was supposed to keep her affairs in order and manage her money, ended up pilfering all her cash and causing havoc. On Wednesday,... Staff Writer May 4, 2017
Floyd Mayweather fight Las Vegas odds

Floyd Mayweather Hyped Fight Popular Bet in Las Vegas, Money Wants NBA Team

Floyd Mayweather is a twice-retired boxer, but that isn't stopping hundreds of sports bettors from placing money on the great in Las Vegas. The potential fight with UFC champ Conor McGregor has generated plenty of headlines and rumors, but to date, no... Staff Writer May 4, 2017
playMGM to launch in New Jersey

MGM to Launch Real-Money Online Casino and Poker Platform in New Jersey

MGM Resorts International announced Wednesday it will launch an online casino and poker site in the New Jersey market under the playMGM brand. The casino giant said it had entered into an agreement with UK-listed GVC, which will provide the software for... Staff Writer May 4, 2017
Miami Beach casino prohibition

Miami Beach City Officials Move to Keep Casinos Off Their Shores

The city of Miami Beach is taking no chances. Even though Florida legislators failed to pass a bill this week that would have expanded gambling across the state, this urban seaside enclave took emergency steps to keep casinos away from their neighborhoods,... Staff Writer May 4, 2017
Connecticut casino East Windsor MGM Springfield

Connecticut Lawmakers Wrestle with Plans for Third Casino in Face of Budget Woes

Two competing proposals for casino expansion in Connecticut have lawmakers in Hartford wrestling with which option presents the best odds of helping alleviate state budget concerns. In a meeting earlier this week of the Connecticut General Assembly's Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, lawmakers... Staff Writer May 4, 2017

ESports Scores Slam Dunk With 17-Team NBA Video Gaming League, TNT Eyes Las Vegas for ELEAGUE

ESports gamers believe their professional leagues and tournaments are not too unlike that of professional sports organizations, and this week the emerging industry received more credibility in making that claim. In February, the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced the formation of the... Staff Writer May 4, 2017
Santa Ysabel Casino Marijuana

California Tribe Leasing Land to Marijuana Growers After Casino Goes to Pot

When the relatively tiny Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel in San Diego County lost their casino in February 2014 to bankruptcy, the tiny Native American group looked for a new revenue source. They now believe they found it, turning the building that... Staff Writer May 3, 2017
Japan casinos pachinko slot machines

Japan Casinos Expected to Embrace Slot Machines, But Pachinko a No-Go

At minimum, two Japan casinos are expected to be authorized by the National Diet when the governing body comes to terms on its integrated resorts bill sometime this fall. And when casino companies make their pitches to the government to acquire one... Staff Writer May 3, 2017 fined by UKGC Fined Six Figures for Ad Violations in Landmark UKGC Ruling

BGO Entertainment became the first online gambling company to be sanctioned and fined under the UK Gambling Commission’s new social responsibility code this week. The online casino operator, which has a strong brand presence in the UK market, thanks to a TV... Staff Writer May 3, 2017